Refugee Services

Bethany Christian Services helps refugee families adjust to life in West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Nathan Slauer, VISTA Leader at Bethany Christian Services, discusses the current refugee crisis, the refugee resettlement efforts of the organization, and how folks in the community can get...

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Catalyst Radio: Thrive Refugee Support program to open new center

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-08-2016 under NEWS

Michele Fife sits down with Dr. Jessica Gladden and Allison Loraine from Thrive Refugee Support Program as it opens a new Refugee Support Center in Kentwood. Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with...

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International Community Cup

by (kaparsons)

Submitted 06-19-2014 under

On June 20th and 21st, teams representing nationalities from around the world will compete for the top spot in Bethany Christian Services' fundraiser tournament. Proceeds will benefit Bethany’s Refugee Employment program, which offers...

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Refugee resettlement: A long story made short


Submitted 05-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

According to the UNHCR’s 2011 statistics, the estimated total number of refugees around the world is 15,600,000. According to the US bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, since 1975, the US has welcomed over 3 million refugees from all...

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Darfur refugee remains optimistic, finds new home in Grand Rapids

by (Bethany Refugee...)

Submitted 06-15-2012 under NONPROFITS

Jamal Abdalla’s smile and determination strike anyone upon first meeting him. Through all of the hardships he has seen and the journey he has taken; he still embraces life with courage and optimism. Abdalla was born in a small village in...

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